Sirens will showcase a stunning new body of work, which experimentally combines print, photography, collage and film to portray Emerson’s mysterious goddesses as ethereal yet beautiful creatures. Like Sirens, these femme fatales lure in the viewer, provoking questions and inviting you into their mythological world.  Rosie’s inspiration for the new collection derived from the historic technique of cyanotype printing, developed in the early 19th Century and used by engineers to reproduce notes and diagrams known as blue prints. Influenced by botanist Anna Atkins who brought this technique into photography, Rosie has adapted the cyanotype technique and given it a modern spin.  The artist combines collage elements and found botanical objects with life size negatives to manipulate the female form and revise our perceptions of the contemporary model.  In the downstairs bunker, Hang-Up will be hosting an exclusive screening of White Knight, Rosie’s enticing new film shot on a Super 8 camera.



Rosie Emerson Rosie Emerson

Rosie Emerson is an award winning contemporary artist working almost exclusively on representing the female form. She was born in Dorset in 1981 and completed her BA in Fine Art from Kingston University in 2004. Emerson's figures draw reference from archetype's old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model, each solitary figure becoming an allegory of her own fantasy. Rosie explores drawing, collage or direct collaborations with photographers to create enigmatic images of women, which are simultaneously seductive and ultimately impotent. Career highlights include being Artist in Residence at Somerset House, Exhibitions at the RWA, Bristol and the Southbank Centre. A Finalist for the Young masters Prize and shortlisted for the Rise Art Print Award, Emerson was also commissioned by hackney WickED Arts Festival to create a new Guinness World record and create the world's largest Cyanotype photograph. Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK, as well as internationall, through galleries, art fairs and museums.  She has also been commissioned by brands and individuals including Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms and Annoushka Jewellery. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.




11 Dec – 31 Jan 2016



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